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EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is one of our favorite treks and Peak Climbing and we’d be delighted to help you explore this incredible legion in Nepal.

Island peak Climbing is one of the rewarding peak climbing in Khumbu Region of Nepal. Before you attempt the climb, however, you must be properly acclimatized.  If you have trekked to Everest Base Camp, 5357m, and Kala Patthar, 5545m from Jiri, Phaplu or even Lukla, you will be acclimatized.  You might even want to include a nearby pass such as Renjo La, 5338m, or Cho La 5420m, kongma La 5535m for good measure. Island Peak captivates the interest of experienced and aspiring climbers alike.  Standing on the summit of Island Peak, 6189m, you are surrounded by the entire Khumbu range, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and the unclimbed Lhotse Shar.   To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, Cho Polu, 6734m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt. Makalu, 8475m.

Island Peak Climbing is rated ‘moderate’; and although a good level of physical fitness is essential, previous climbing experience is not required.  Its highly glaciated West Face rises from the Lhotse Glacier up to a technically straightforward ridge; this is a perfect place for novice climbers to develop the skills of climbing on snow and ice at high altitudes.

From Chhukung village, the trail follows the moraine of the massive Lhotse Glacier, then the Imja Tso Khola (river) to Island Peak Base Camp, 5100m. There are slabs and boulders to clamber over to reach high camp, 5500m.   After high camp there are more rocks and scree at first, but the final few hours to the top requires the mountaineering skills.  There is a 300-meter headwall and a snowy summit ridge which require ropes, crampons and ice axes.

Island Peak Climbing takes only 3 days and 2 nights, making it one of the shortest and least expensive climbing packages offered.  Each climb starts according our scheduled departure dates. The minimum size of a group is two persons.

The name Island Peak was given in 1952 by the great climber, Eric Shipton, who thought it looked like an island in a sea of ice.  It is registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) by the name "Imja Tse", which was given to it later.  It is a favorite peak expedition of the Everest region of Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of Nepal's most popular treks and rightly so. Just imagine standing right at the foot of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Trekking to Everest - known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Tibetan and Sherpa - has a long tradition. The trail is very well developed with comfortable and quirky tea houses along the way. Our trip leads you through the Solukhumbu region slowly up the valley, tracing the path of the successful British 1953 expedition all the way to the Everest base camp. Along the way, you will see some of the most impressive mountains like Cholatse and – the favorite of many visitors – Ama Dablam. If you feel up to it, you can hike up Kala Pathar (5,554m) which offers a magnificent panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse and many more famous mountains as well as the Khumbu glacier.

Highlights:

  • The vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
  • Experience Nepali Sherpa culture
  • Southwest face of Everest
  • Forests of rhododendron, birch and conifer
  • Island Peak, one of the popular peaks to climb
  • Astounding views of Lhotse, Imjatse and Ama Dablam
  • Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
  • Stand on top of Kala Pathar and observe some of the highest mountains of the world
  • Discover the rich culture of Solukhumbu, the Sherpa heartland

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 days

Altitude: 5600m

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Tehouse/tent

Season: Spring & Fall

Equipment: Basic trekking gear+climbing equipment

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02:

Prepartion for Trek and Free day in Kathmandu to explore

Day 03:

Flight to Lukla(2800m/9186.352 ft.) & trek to Phakding(2610m/8563 ft.), 45min flight+4-5hr walk

Day 04:

Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 05:

Acclimatisation Day in Namche

Day 06:

Namche Baazar to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft.),5-6hr walk

Day 07:

Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 08:

Acclimatisaction Day in Dingboche(4410m/14468ft.)

Day 09:

Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 10:

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft.),7-8hr walk

Day 11:

To Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.) over a highest Kongma La Pass (5530m/18143.04 ft.), 7-8hr walk

Day 12:

Chhukung Valley to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/ 17060 ft.), 3-4hr walk

Day 13:

Summit Island Peak 6189m & return to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.),9-10hr walk

Day 14:

Spare day[In case of bad weather]

Day 15:

Retrace steps to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft.), 7- 8hr walk

Day 16:

Descend to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.),7-8hr walk

Day 17:

Flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

Day 18:

Departure from kathmandu

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 18 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Private trek with an English speaking Sherpa trekking guide & Mountain Guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ All permits and TIMS card

+ First Aid kit 

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

+ Garbage Deposit

+ Base camp and high camp tents & necessary staffs 

+ Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel

+ Supplementary climbing oxygen, mask and regulator

+ High altitude freeze-dried meals

+ Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment

Equipment for trip

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Useful Information

Note:  You may question why we do not plan for overnight at Island Peak High Camp. First of all, at present there is severe water shortage at Island Peak High Camp. At one time we could find ice to melt for water only about 45 minutes away.  Now, that ice field has totally melted, and we have to walk 3 hours to bring water. Another reason, it is very difficult to sleep at 5630m. For this reason, we plan the trek so that you stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m rather than at Island Peak High Camp.

Start from: 2210 USD
Duration
18 days
Season
Spring&Fall
Region
Everest
Grade
Alpine Grade 2B
Altitude
5600m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse&Tent